Known Issues & Problems with Watt Wagons Products + Help, Solutions & Fixes

troehrkasse

EBR Tech Lead
Staff member
No ebike is perfect, this is a thread dedicated to sharing known issues or problems with electric bikes from Watt Wagons as well as any help and solutions you know of. Sometimes that means a DIY fix and other times it can mean a recall, software update or part replacement by a dealer.

Please be respectful and constructive with feedback, this is not a space for hate speech. In many cases, representatives from the company will see feedback and use it to improve their product. In the end, the goal is to enjoy riding and help each other go further and be safer.
 
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ak907

Member
Has anyone adjusted the Brooks saddle tensioner yet? After 600 high speed street miles I feel like the saddle tension is a bit looser and the rivets are coming more to the surface, becoming "proud" as I have seen on Brooks forums. I am most curious if tensioning would prevent the rivets becoming particularly "proud" it makes sense to me , but searching online I have come across a lot of conflicting opinons. I applied proofide a few weeks ago to the underside and top as the top has lost a bit of its slick/shine.
 

pushkar

Well-Known Member
Has anyone adjusted the Brooks saddle tensioner yet? After 600 high speed street miles I feel like the saddle tension is a bit looser and the rivets are coming more to the surface, becoming "proud" as I have seen on Brooks forums. I am most curious if tensioning would prevent the rivets becoming particularly "proud" it makes sense to me , but searching online I have come across a lot of conflicting opinons. I applied proofide a few weeks ago to the underside and top as the top has lost a bit of its slick/shine.
Please post a pic of the saddle. I have adjusted the tension after break in. I also use the laces for a better / even tension. Curious what you are experiencing with the rivets.
 

ak907

Member
I ended up turning the adjuster about half a turn and that improved things. I have attached some photos, this is after adjusting, its hard to see/get a good photo. The two top rivets were originally flush/below the leather like the others but now are a bit higher. From what I read that can get bad over time, but there is no agreed on prevention. Fortunately after more searching I found there is a fix if it did get really bad (not anywhere near a problem right now, more prevention) which involves replacing the rivets. The larger brass rivets are apparently better for this.
TL;DR if you think your rivets are becoming a bit more exposed try lightly tightening the adjustment nut, worked for me.
 

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Marquezdl

New Member
I have a question about watt wagon configuration: I am currently in an area with very SLOW internet, so I haven’t watched the youtube videos which would probably answer my question, but I did not find and answer in the text info on the wattwagon website.

my question is: does the wattwagon use a throttle of some type, or is it a true pedal assist ebike? My interests run only along the pedal assist path. I have no interest in an electric moped. Thanks in advance
 

pushkar

Well-Known Member
The bike works really well without a throttle.

Throttle is an option, and we can choose to not install it on your build.

As a reference, the current 1000w build does not come with a throttle.
 

TForan

Well-Known Member
I found that the throttle on my Biktrix Ultra was too jumpy and I removed it. Don't miss it at all.
 

Ebiker33

Well-Known Member
If you use the throttle going up a hill and it will cut out at 90 nm to protect the Rolhoff but you find you are now under powered to climb the hill at a decent speed lets say 20 mph and you want to utilize the full 160nm do you just switch into a better hill climbing gear and release the throttle and start peddling?